Johnstown is “the community that cares.” The people of this wonderful town in beautiful Colorado live up to their name. For many years, neighbors have been helping one another with all kinds of things. Problems come and go in one’s life, but help is a constant that you can rely on in Johnstown. If you live with problems in or near Johnstown, Colorado, there are counselors that are willing to help at any time, no matter the problem.

Mental health is something that must be maintained to ensure a great quality of life. Fortunately, Johnstown has many mental health professionals at your disposal. Don’t
hesitate to reach out to one of them to ease your burdens today.

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Kay Adkins

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience

My name is Kay Adkins and I am a Professional Licensed Counselor (LPC). I started my education at College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri where I received my Bachelor of Science in Philosophy/Religion and Psychology. I went on to complete my Master's in Science in Counseling from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. I am trained primarily in Person-Centered Therapy, a client centered approach that allows the client to lead the session. I have over seven years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy using Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), components of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), rational perspective, and Solution Focused therapy. I am also finishing up a certificate course in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I have experience working in a variety of settings including office and in-home private practice, residential care for adolescents, 7 Day Follow-up, and intensive outpatient within a medical facility. I have worked with a diverse population including children, adults, geriatrics, foster care, low socioeconomic levels, and supporting others with varying disabilities. I have experience working with a wide range of disorders and concerns, including depression, anxiety, life adjustment, daily stress management, childhood trauma, Gay-Lesbian, and self-esteem related concerns. I trust in my clients and believe that that they can make effective decisions regarding their personal counseling goals and treatment. And I believe that it is up to the client to determine his or her own personal progress and growth according to what is best for the individual. I believe each one of us has the ability to make choices and face challenges, but at times we need a word of encouragement or even a strong nudge to get started. Sometimes we just need one other person to validate, hear, and believe in us. I hope that together we will be able to find the healing, support, and growth you are searching for through counseling.

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Donald (Don) Maestas

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,LAC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

There are so many different circumstances that lead to seeking counseling. Most of the time, it comes down to the fact that we know something has to change and we don't know what (or how) to do this alone. That is where I come in. I am here to listen...to support and encourage. I am also here to help you sort through your thoughts and feelings so that you can begin to see some positive movement again. I am a licensed professional counselor in Colorado with over 10 years professional experience helping people. I have successfully worked with Clients to address: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Grief and Loss, Divorce, Parenting Challenges, Physical and Emotional Trauma, Family Conflict and Communication, Substance Use, etc. I also have a lot of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. My counseling style is supportive and goal oriented. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. Depending on my clients’ needs, I draw from diverse counseling techniques that can include: Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as psychodynamic therapy techniques. Every client is unique, so all counseling is individualized to meet their individual strengths and challenges. At times, we all can find ourselves feeling isolated...alone...without understanding. It can be hard to reach out to someone and seek the support you need. There is hope, though. The support is there for you when you are ready. I look forward to working with you!

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Neville Harson

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC
Relationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hello, and thanks for wanting to learn more about me. My name is Neville Harson, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I've been a practicing therapist for over 15 years, and have practiced therapy in a variety of settings. I've worked with teens, adults and seniors; people who were ready to make a change in their lives, people who were going through difficult transitions. My goal is to co-create a working relationship with you where personal transformation is possible. I don't have a "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. I meet clients where they are, and recognize that at different times, and for different people, different approaches are needed. The approach I use most often is Cognitive-Behavioral. What that means is that I'll be asking you not only how you think and feel about an event or person, but what you tell yourself about it. I find it most helpful to assess a client's strengths, rather than to diagnose their problems. I can also take a solution-focused approach. This is an approach where we focus on one problem, and without going too deep, we come up with a solution or resolution to that problem. At times, I wear a more traditional therapist hat, asking questions and encouraging you to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions. I may also act as a coach, giving you encouragement and providing emotional support as you do what it takes to make changes in your life. I can be direct, calling you on your old patterns when I see them. I can also listen and witness when you are in the vulnerable place of speaking from your heart. Your goals are important to me! In my non-therapist life, I am a musician and photographer, and have a wide appreciation for the arts. If you are someone who considers yourself to be creative in any way, I'd love to work with you. Creative people often "get" other creative people--the way we move through the world in a slightly different way, and the creative challenges we set up for ourselves.

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Jessica Moore

Offering therapy in CO
License: MS,NCC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersCareer difficultiesDepression
6 years of experience

Jessica Moore, PhD Candidate, LMHC, LPC, is a Mental Health Counselor with credentials in both Florida, Colorado and Virginia, I have over six years of experience working with families, couples, and individuals, as well as over eleven years of experience providing career counseling. Prior to my counseling career, I spent twelve years serving in the U.S. Army as a career counselor. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Counseling. My clients come to me with a range of mental health concerns, such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, marital issues, parenting difficulties, and employment challenges. I approach therapy with compassion, engagement, and motivation, and believe that every individual deserves respect and kindness, regardless of their labels. If you are ready to begin your journey toward a happier and more fulfilling life, I am prepared to start with you immediately. I understand the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, taking care of oneself, and enhancing physical and mental health. Let's work together to achieve your goals and improve your overall wellbeing.

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Karen Gano

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compassion-Focused, Client-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness, and Strength Based therapies to assist clients in improving their outlook and life. I have a holistic and goal oriented practice, working primarily with women who are going through some type of life transition whether it be separation, divorce, career changes, relocation, empty nest, illness, etc. I also provide counseling to healthcare workers as I have been a practicing medical social worker throughout my career, and I have worked in trauma, emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, palliative care, and domestic abuse. We can all benefit from talking to someone now and again. It is my primary goal to empower clients so that they can build and expand their "team," discover their voice, increase self-awareness and esteem, and make wanted changes in their life. My professional and personal mantra is "Self-Care + Time = Healing." I can help you with healthy coping strategies and tools to guide you from surviving to thriving. I very much look forward to working with you!

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Nicole Smith

Offering therapy in CO
License: LCSW,AASW
Stress, AnxietyDepression
4 years of experience

Hi! My name is Nicole, I go by Nikki. I am a licensed therapist and have been working in mental health/healthcare for the past 5 years. I have a masters in social work as well as an animal assisted social work certificate from the University of Denver. I have worked with clients of all ages in both Colorado and Florida, I do currently live in Florida. I have most recently worked with adolescents in crisis, but I also have experience working with older adults with serious mental illness. I am empathetic and a great listener. I believe that prioritizing your mental health is an important investment. I look forward to helping you be a healthier you. I do offer sessions M-W, F 9am-5pm EDT and 9am-noon EDT Saturdays.

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Diane Craft

Offering therapy in CO
License: LPC,CAC III
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

My primary focus is working with adults 18 years of age and older including Seniors. I have over 20 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor in Colorado. I have worked in various settings including inpatient, outpatient and private practice. I have extensive experience teaching and supervising others working toward licensure. I was a First Responder to the World Trade Center Incident and served on the National Mental Health Disaster Team via the Red Cross. I have a passion for and an innate belief that people can learn, grow and change. My specialities include Grief Work, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse. I work with diverse client populations including older adults and the LGBT community. My therapy style is positive and interactive. I am a good listener and I don't believe in labeling or stereotyping others. I believe in problem solving and finding solutions from a cognitive perspective. Therapy is about you and your needs. I will tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs. It takes courage to start or even to start therapy again. I look forward to supporting you in your endeavors of change.

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Eric Hollen

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

As a dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a deep passion for supporting the client's mental health needs. It is my sincere hope to provide the best therapeutic treatment possible. My expertise lies in healing complex trauma and addressing the resulting symptoms of PTSD. My skill set stems from eight years of experience working with combat veterans. I address the client's clinical needs through application of EMDR, ACT, CBT, and CPT to empower clients on their healing journey. I am committed to developing a therapeutic relationship that helps each client unlock their individual potential and recover from past trauma(s). As a lifelong learner, I continuously work towards self improvement and refine my therapeutic approach to provide each client with the most effective and enriching therapeutic experience possible, and ultimately elevate the client's overall quality of life.

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Heidi Reichhold-Caruso

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety and depression, addictions, trauma, grief and loss, and low self-esteem. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Melissa Fletcher

Offering therapy in CO
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 9 years of professional work experience. I have over 20 years total mental health experience with helping clients manage stress and anxiety, anger management, increase motivation, self-esteem and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Just remember, mistakes are proof that you are trying your best. Thank you for allowing me to help you and the best of luck to you!

How to find counseling in Johnstown

Finding the best therapist close by in Johnstown can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Johnstown. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Johnstown, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Johnstown or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Johnstown area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Johnstown, elsewhere in Weld, or in the greater state of Colorado.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Johnstown area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Johnstown therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Johnstown due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Johnstown may not take health insurance, some in the state of Colorado may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Colorado you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Johnstown, Colorado working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Johnstown above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Johnstown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Johnstown therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Johnstown therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Johnstown therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in CO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 80534 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Johnstown counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Johnstown licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Johnstown, Colorado can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Johnstown has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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